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What’s New – 2020

UK Chess Challenge – New for 2020 “There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind” C.S.Lewis Here we’d like to introduce a few of the changes to the competition for 2020 which we hope will help improve the overall experience for players, parents and...

Combination Turnaround

I am enjoying investigating this new book, which has just been published by Russian Chess House. Don’t be put off by the unfamiliar writing on the cover; the text inside is given in English too. The unusual aspect about most of the exercises in this book is that...

British Chess Championships 2019

The 2019 British Chess Championships are happening right now! The venue is the Riviera International Centre in Torquay and the event will run until 4 August. There are lots of sections, as can be seen by clicking here. One good way to improve at chess is to watch the...

About the Terafinal 2019

Loading... As our Gigafinals are now well under way and our first qualifiers have been identified it seems like a great time to write about the Terafinal and explain a little bit more about what to expect. It is notoriously difficult to qualify for the Terafinal ...

Gigafinal – Sections and Rules

Sections The following sections will be run for each Gigafinal Saturday Boys under 7s Boys under 8s Boys under 9s Boys under 10s Sunday Girls under 7s Girls under 8s Girls under 9s Girls under 10s Girls under 11s Mixed under 12s Mixed under 13s Mixed under 14s Mixed...

Mega Result for Hallfield

Although the UKCC is an individual competition we do like to draw attention to strong performances from schools. In a ‘Mega’ performance Hallfield School have managed to produce 10 Supremo/as in the 2019 Megafinals – a fantastic achievement. The full...